Maddie cops not got clue

Maddie cops not got clue
The Sunday Mirror
13 April 2008
Lori Campbell

Police in Portugal will tell prosecutors tomorrow they have come up with nothing new after a trip to the UK in a last-gasp bid to crack the Madeleine McCann case.

They will admit that fresh interviews with the "Tapas Seven" - parents Kate and Gerry McCanns' friends - have yielded no new clues.

An insider said: "They maintained what they said in their original statements. There are discrepancies - but no gaping contradictions."

The three-man police team had hoped to expose inconsistencies in the McCanns' and the Tapas Sevens' stories.

They have been asked to return to Portugal next month to take part in a reconstruction of the night Madeleine vanished from her hotel in Praia da Luz last May.

Police insiders there have said the friends have demanded a private jet and five-star hotels on their return.

But the McCanns' spokesman dismissed the claims as "utter rubbish."

And last night one of the friends urged the Portuguese police to concentrate on the hunt for four-year-old Madeleine.

Jane Tanner said: "If it wasn't such a serious matter some of the things that are being said about us would be laughable."

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